David Villa, Spain's all-time top
goalscorer, has announced his retirement aged 37.
The ex-Barcelona star had been
playing for Japanese side Vissel Kobe since the start of the year, but has now
announced he will be walking away from the sport.
In a press conference, Villa
confirmed he had chosen to retire at the end of
Spanish League Football Associaton has handed both Real
Madrid and Barcelona a request to reschedule the October 26 El Clasico game
from Camp Nou to Bernabeu due to increasing protests that surrounds the
Independence of Catalonia from Spain.
The La Liga FA believes the fixture needs to be reversed
amid fears that planned demonstrations could
Norway ended Spain's perfect record with a 1-1 draw in their UEFA Euro qualifier as Sergio Ramos overtook Iker Casillas' record of most appearances for Spain. On the other hand, Italy qualified for next year's championships.
Sergio Ramos was seconds away from celebrating his record for most
Winning Spain its first FIBA World Cup since 2006, enabled Marc Gasol of Toronto Raptors to join Lamar Odom as the only players to win a World Cup and an NBA championship in the same year.
Sergio Rodríguez, Serge Ibaka, Nikola Mirotic and the venerable Pau
Sergio Ramos has set himself the target of making 200
appearances for Spain after he pulled level with former Real Madrid team-mate
Iker Casillas as the nation's most-capped player.
Ramos made his 167th appearance for La Roja when they beat
the Faroe Islands 4-0 on Sunday.
"Records are there to be broken," he said
Spain and Italy both started their campaigns to qualify for the 2020 European Championships with wins over Scandinavian visitors on Saturday
Spain needed to be bailed out by a veteran. Italy got a boost from some new faces. The former European champions started their campaigns to
Cristiano Ronaldo will make an unwanted trip back to Madrid
on Tuesday and is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud.
Ronaldo will be in the Spanish capital on tax charges related
to his time at Real Madrid.
The Juventus forward will appear before a judge and receive
a suspended two-year sentence as part of
It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting “Ole” at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd was jeering its own players.
It was only halftime on Monday and the Spaniards had already seen their
Close to seeing his career stagnate, Paco Alcacer is making the most of a second chance to become Spain’s top striker.
Alcacer scored twice in his first appearance for Spain in two-and-a-half years to lead a 4-1 away win at Wales in a friendly last week. On Monday, the former Barcelona
Spain continued their sparkling start to life under Luis Enrique with a 4-1 win away to Wales in a friendly on Thursday helped by two goals from Paco Alcacer as they earned a third straight win since their former Barcelona manager took charge.
Alcacer continued his rampant form by smashing the